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Alice Keppel

Alice Keppel

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Amendment I

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the Freedom of Speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.Ratified in 1791The First Amendment has three components.

Britain's oldest manuscript found

Britain's oldest manuscript found

A team of archaeologists has unearthed a wooden tablet in London that has been identified as the oldest handwritten document in Great Britain, dated January 8, 57, according to the Archaeological Museum of London. This discovery was made along with others 410 Roman tablets (of which 87 have already been deciphered) in an excavation to erect a new building in the City of London.

King Wen of Zhou

King Wen of Zhou

An idealised portrait of King Wen of Zhou (11th century BCE), the first Chinese ruler to claim the Mandate of Heaven. Ming Period illustration.

The Chinese sword that has defied time

The Chinese sword that has defied time

50 years ago, a rare and rare sword was found in a tomb in China. Despite the 2,000-year-old sword, known as Gouijan, it did not have a speck of dust and also had very particular characteristics for a sword that had been made so long ago. Considered a treasure in China today, the sword is a legend for the Chinese as "Excalibur" is for the West.

How does a heraldic eagle become a nazi symbol?

How does a heraldic eagle become a nazi symbol?

The Heraldic Eagle, or Reichsadler is still to this day used as the coat of arms of the German empire. Its use in the coat of arms, and on German symbolism generally picture an eagle with curved wi…